Do you spend a lot of time worrying about what’s right? Do you worry if you’re making the right decision? Wonder if you’re doing the right thing? Struggle with making the right choice...? So do I! Being a perfectionist is partly to blame for this “Is it right?!” curse. I'm aware of that. Maybe you … Continue reading Knowing What’s Right.
Think about what makes *you* sophisticated, and be that. - Brown Betties
We're only about ten days into the new year and already I'm not feelin' so new! This isn't a bad thing really. I think what happened is that I didn't take any real time for myself over the holidays. I was very consumed, as a lot of you lovely entrepreneurial types are, with getting prepared for … Continue reading When Taking Time For Yourself Is a Stretch.
When I left LA, I never thought one of my concerns would be eyelashes. I had a large supply back home and didn't think to bring any of them, because...why? Argh! Finding sexy, affordable eyelashes can be a little tough in Prague; at least it has been for me. They just don't seem to be … Continue reading When Asking for Help Feels So Unsexy.
As I sit at my window, I'm warmed by the swaying to and fro of couples ballroom dancing in a great hall across the street. Through the dark of night, their silhouettes glow under yellow light as they dance behind Gothic windows draped in majestic curtains. Gentlemen in suits. Women in long, black dresses. Sophisticated. Romantic. … Continue reading Delightful and Delicous.
Some days I feel pretty normal. Other days, I feel like a freak. Love shouldn't be so elusive. Love should be something you can buy at Whole Foods or Ralph's or the Dollar Store. You should be able to shop for it, spend what you want (or have) on it, take it home with you … Continue reading Love Ain’t So Easy.
When I started the Brown Betties™ in 2004, I had an idea in mind. I wanted to create something that was about successful, positive, strong black women. During that time, black women in particular were sort of experiencing a social backlash...in the media and to the man on the street, we were seen as video hoe's … Continue reading When Change is Bigger Than You.
The Betties have spent many, many nights together sipping big glasses of red wine while passing around the tissue box and talking about relationships. With the "Where is he?" and the "When is it gonna happen?" and the reassuring "It's ok, I can be fine myself!" being big topics of discussion.
That's what it means to Be Your OWN Bettie...to grow. To be the best woman you can be. To break free of what others think you should you be and to get back to who you want to be and thought you could be.
A Brown Bettie is a sultry, sassy, sophisticated woman who is confidently aware that her personal journey has made her so beautifully brilliant, she deserves a spotlight.